When there are problems at home that need immediate repair, it may always seem to be more practical to go up there and do the job yourself. Some are convinced that a large amount of money can be saved from choosing against hiring professionals. The wiser consider hiring professionals an investment rather than an additional expense. Savings is an immediate and apparent pro—that is until all the cons come out in the long run.
Not all repair jobs can be done by just anyone. Jobs that entail a great amount of risk should be entrusted with the experts. One of them is roof repair. Five reasons why you should never attempt to do your own roof repairs:
- It’s dangerous. This is obvious and we shouldn’t have to reiterate it. HomeStuffWorks.com ranks roofing repair second of five home repairs you should never do yourself: “Repairing a roof shingle or two isn’t the toughest job in the world, but it’s getting up and down and carrying your tools with you that pose the risk of injury or death.” Matt Myers explains it well in his article on HomeAdvisor.com: “being on a roof has an element of danger that is not often considered.” There are some that underestimate the demands of the job and it doesn’t end up well.
- It’s time-consuming. It takes a relatively longer time to finish something that’s being done for the first time because you’re wary about making a mistake. One tiny mistake can mean all your hours put in for nothing.
- It doesn’t always result in perfection. “My main concern with any do-it-yourself (DIY) project is whether or not I can live with it if I do a less than perfect job.” said Myers. It can be compared to an attempt to imitate your favorite dish from your favorite restaurant: it never comes out exactly as it should be. Apart from not knowing every single ingredient they use, not everyone knows the technique and has the skills required to recreate the dish. The same goes with roofing. Inexperienced hands won’t be able to replicate the flawless work done by expert roofers in Sarasota FL who know the techniques, and have the skills and the tools (that are usually not freely accessible) needed to complete the job.
- It comes out more expensive in the long run. Because the job isn’t done very well, the little nooks and crannies that are left unaddressed by inexperienced workers evolve into a larger mess and consequently, a larger bill to pay for roof replacement in the future.
- You don’t get the extra services that only professional roofers can offer. Cassie Costner on Lifehack.org puts it: “If the roofing company makes a mistake, they will come and fix the problem, usually at no extra cost to you. When you make a mistake, you are left with the disaster.”
Don’t attempt to do your own roof repairs. Let your Sarasota roofers save you from the trouble. If you have roofing woes, call Roofing by Curry immediately. We have been in the business long enough to be able to answer just about anything about roofing, so you don’t have to put up with the misery yourself.